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Sea foam Bombshell Dress

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Created in this Craftsy class

Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress taught by Gretchen Hirsch

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? cotton, plastic boning, muslin for underlining, flat knit zipper, grosgrain ribbon, thread

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What are you most proud of? The fit! I never had a strapless dress that fit me. This one fits me pretty well!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would definitely make a muslin at least for the bodice first. I used the smallest size pattern, but ended up taking in 6" all around bust and waist. Had I not made a muslin, it would have been a disaster. I blog about the project here:

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great job!

11/16/2011 Flag

Beautiful on you. Your color choice is hot color for spring/summer 2012

02/19/2012 Flag

You did such a great job!

07/09/2012 Flag

Hi, beautiful choice of fabric and dress. Since Gerties Bombshell dress class isn't for sale anymore, would you like to sell me her class so I can take it? I've been wanting to take it and Craftsy said her class is discontinued. Thanks!

11/30/2014 Flag

Hi Chie, Do you think we can swap classes on Craftsy? I would like to see the video on the Bombshell dress and we can't purchase it on Craftsy anymore. I have six sewing classes that I bought on Craftsy that you can watch as well. Thanks!

12/02/2014 Flag